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« on: July 08, 2014 10:43:27 AM »

No, I'm not British...I just thought Bog Roll sounded more enchanted then toilet paper roll.  I made this pencil holder for fancybutch in the recent Enchanted Forest Swap.  All it requires to make it is the TP roll, hot glue, paint, glaze, some extra bits of stiff paper, and a face mold...



I started by hot gluing the TP roll to the stiff paper.  You want a piece quit a bit bigger than the TP roll so you have room to make roots.  Then just keep building up the hot glue.  I used bits of the paper to fill in the roots and make them join to the stump up higher.  I also did some of the bark at this time.  Once my glue gun got super hot, it was too runny to be much good for bark, so I got out my face mold (sold to use with FIMO) and used the super hot glue to make the face.  Once I filled the mold, I stuck it into the frig to help it to completely cool the mold faster.  I let it cool for several hours.  It has to be totally hard, or it would distort if you try to remove it.  Once cool, heat up your gun again and stick it where you want.  I also did more bark work then too.  After it is all hard, cut off the paper bottom that didn't become the root system.  After that, just start painting.  I think I used 4 different coats of paint to get the depth I was looking for.  Then I glazed it and I chose to glue felt to the bottom, just so it looked more finished..


The little Ent looked a bit lonely, so when I found this little crow bead, I decided it wanted to live with the Ent Grin

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« Last Edit: July 08, 2014 11:52:32 AM by suereal - Reason: toilet paper roll, hot glue, pencil holder, Tree Ent, crow, paint » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014 10:47:51 AM »

Great idea for one of my favorite craft supplies - the humble TP roll!   Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2014 10:54:25 AM »

Thanks Ludi Grin  It was fun to elevate the humble TPR with my favo crafting tool...My Love Glue Gun....I named my GG Love just so I could call it that Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2014 11:20:47 AM »

haha I didn't realize it was a pencil holder, even  better!  I love it.  and the little crow Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2014 12:23:33 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2014 01:25:06 PM »

You have definitely taken the humble TP roll to a higher purpose...I love this!

I just found a cool Japanese crafting site that calls them POOPer Roll crafts...how funny is that? Grin

Love how you are teaching me more about the hot glue gun...very creative, as usual!
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2014 05:38:41 AM »

This is so awesome!  Gave me some ideas for a project that I'm working on right now!
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2014 01:08:24 PM »

That came out amazing!
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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2014 01:50:57 PM »

That is some seriously creative stuff there! Never would have known what it used to be, only tht it looks great now. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2014 05:03:48 PM »

This is great! I have a pile of TP rolls in my bathroom that I have been saving for, uhh...hmmm, well for some reason I'm sure. Thanks for the inspiration.
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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2014 08:36:56 PM »

Thanks everyone.  I was quite tickled with how it came out, so glad to see others like it too Grin
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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2014 12:28:52 AM »

Stumpy is so funny! But wait a minute- does it glow in the dark? That would be awesome for finding one's pencils when one wakes up from a creative dream in the middle of the night and needs to sketch it before it flows away  Grin Grin
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« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2014 08:25:27 AM »

*SMACKS palm to forehead*  I must have been feverish!  No, it doesn't glow...what was I thinking??  But you are right BBB, that would have made it all the better.  Some kind of glowing moss sort of thing Grin
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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2014 09:18:22 PM »

I thought this was a ceramic piece, suereal!! You really did elevate the TP roll Smiley. What a neat project.
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« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2014 10:42:22 PM »

Thanks LimeR.  The secret to the glazed look is the stuff I coated it with.  I just went to get the name and it seems I have misplaced it in the mad laboratory organizing I've doing recently....It's like triple thick, or ultra thick...if I find it again I'll post it Grin
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« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2014 08:44:17 AM »

Awesome use of the roll, suereal. I love how Stumpy is also a pencil holder.  Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2014 02:56:34 PM »

I love how he has a name now Grin
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« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2014 04:46:38 PM »

suereal - It is truly baffling that this awesome enchanted craft came from a toilet paper roll! I love it. Thanks for taking the time to explain how you did it, I will definitely try this out one day!
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« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2014 05:26:17 PM »

Thanks Purrster.  When you do make one, please link it here so I can see it Grin
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« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2014 11:56:31 AM »

I would never have guessed it was a TP roll - and yes, I like bog roll much more - sounds more poetic.  I would have also thought you spent hours on hours making that out of paper mache, paper clay, or making it out of polymer clay or resin clay - love that it is layers of paper and glue gun glue.  It looks fantastic!  What did you clear coat it with?
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« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2014 05:07:33 PM »

BOG ROLL! BOG ROLL!  BOG ROLL! *runs in a little circle for way too long*  Though I'm growing fonder of poop tube Grin

And I love my glue gun Love Grin
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« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2014 08:14:39 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as aFeatured Project!   Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2014 03:03:41 PM »

WOW!  Awesome!  Thanks gang Grin
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« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2014 08:39:47 AM »

Congrats! What a very creative thing to do with a poop tube!  Cheesy
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« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2014 06:19:39 PM »

Fabo upcycling, suereal! I can't believe it began as a TP Roll (that's going to be my DJ name if ever I have a crisis of sorts) and some hot glue! You're amazing.
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